"99 percent of the citizens of Delhi have Aadhar cards. We have spent crores of rupees on it. We will wait for the Centre's guidance. If we are allowed to link social schemes with Aadhar, then we will do it. But as of now, we will wait," she said.

Delhi government had made possession of Aadhar cards mandatory for availing of various government services. Delhi government had launched its ambitious 'Dilli Annashree Yojana' scheme in December 2012 under which 1.20 lakh beneficiaries are being given a monthly cash subsidy of Rs 600.

The money is transferred directly into the Aadhar-linked bank accounts of the senior-most female member of the beneficiary families. In implementing the food security programme launched on August 20, the government had decided to include those people who have Aadhar cards.

Delhi government had taken an in-principle decision to link all its welfare schemes with the Aadhar platform to ensure transparency in implementation of the schemes.


Latest News from State News Desk